Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977; middle name sometimes written Aron) was an American singer, actor and musician. A cultural icon, he is commonly known simply as "Elvis", and is also sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King".
In 1954, Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide ...
Spanning three cities and two countries, discover, feel and touch where the King of Rock and Roll left his imprints
It's said the greatest of men leave behind their footprint in the sands of time... It's another question how many of us follow this trail. So how about taking a detour from map-led journeys to a man-led one. For music lovers and fans of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, there's actually an Elvis Presley tour!
Discover his birthplace
Located in the hills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, boasts of a unique blend of fascinating history and ...
Legendary Bassist Bob Moore presents Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum with a piece of music history. The other piece will be given to the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN.On January 9th, 2009 Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum and shop in Randers, Denmark was presented with a priceless piece of music history while visiting the home of legendary Bassist Bob Moore. Henrik and Bob have previously worked on several tours in Europe. Bob presented Henrik with one of his boots which he wore while working on some of the most important recordings in music ...
Posted: January 20th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
As I was driving through Memphis over the weekend, I couldn’t resist stopping at Graceland. I’ve been through Elvis Presley’s house quite a few times, but on this visit, I finally splurged on the platinum ticket. So, in addition to lingering in the Jungle Room and paying your respects at the grave, you can also see the car museum, his airplanes, his military memorabilia and — my personal favorite — an exhibit called “Sincerely, Elvis,” which is essentially a parade of his outrageous jumpsuits. As I was ...
Indiana, Wisconsin Lawyers Get Tough Questions Over States' Marriage Bans The three 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judges appeared ready to strike down Indiana’s law and Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying.
The ACLU's James Esseks talks with some of the Wisconsin plaintiffs after arguing for them at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
CHICAGO — Lawyers for Indiana and Wisconsin on Tuesday tried, with little success, to explain to three judges why their laws banning same-sex couples from marrying were constitutional.
In the most lopsided arguments over marriage bans at a federal appeals court this year, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judges clearly were ready to strike down the bans — with the only real question being what reasoning they will use to do so.
From the start of the arguments over Indiana's ban at a little past 9:30 a.m. until the end of the arguments over Wisconsin's ban at 11:11 a.m., 7th Circuit Judges Richard
Obama Wants To Bomb Syria Again But Congress Is Much, Much Quieter This Year “The circumstances are different entirely [this time],” said Rep. Trent Franks.
WASHINGTON — Almost a year ago this week, lawmakers rushed back to Washington, cutting the summer recess short after President Obama announced he wanted Congressional approval to strike Syria.
This year, the administration is reportedly mulling an intervention on the other side of the conflict: strikes against the Islamist terrorist group ISIS in Syria, which is one of a number of groups fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, rather than the regime itself. And lawmakers on Capitol Hill calling for congressional approval are much more subdued, even among conservative Republicans who vehemently opposed intervening against Assad.
It's a sharp contrast to 2013. Then, many lawmakers flew back for briefings from administration officials. And in the days and weeks prior to the president's announcement, members of both parties d
The Note: Obama Mulls Options for Airstrikes Over Syria By JOHN R. PARKINSON (@jparkABC) NOTABLES OBAMA APPROVES ISIS SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS OVER SYRIA: President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant groupÂ ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News has confirmed. The...